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Obama congratulates Romney on "spirited campaign"

First lady Michelle Obama hugs U.S. President Barack Obama on last night of campaigning while in Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

First lady Michelle Obama hugs U.S. President Barack Obama on last night of campaigning while in Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

First lady Michelle Obama hugs U.S. President Barack Obama on last night of campaigning while in Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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A combination photograph shows Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (L) smiling as he arrives at the airport in Bedford, Massachusetts and U.S. President Barack Obama thanking a campaign volunteer outside a field office in Chicago, Illinois respectively on election day, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Romney), Jason Reed (Obama)

A combination photograph shows Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (L) smiling as he arrives at the airport in Bedford, Massachusetts and U.S. President Barack Obama thanking a campaign volunteer outside a field office in Chicago, Illinois...more

A combination photograph shows Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (L) smiling as he arrives at the airport in Bedford, Massachusetts and U.S. President Barack Obama thanking a campaign volunteer outside a field office in Chicago, Illinois respectively on election day, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Romney), Jason Reed (Obama)
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U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters on his last night of campaigning in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters on his last night of campaigning in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters on his last night of campaigning in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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